Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Trip to Jackson Reservoir

June 3, 2016

Richard Stevens:

Terry Michaels, Dave King and I went to Jackson Reservoir this morning hoping to add Northern Cardinal to our Morgan County lists.  We did not find the Cardinal that Sue Riffe reported yesterday.  Already reported we found a Chestnut-sided Warbler and Baltimore Oriole at the State Park.  We also found one Long-eared Owl.  At least two owls have stayed at the park for over 18 months now.

This afternoon we stretched our legs at the new First Creek Trail.  We hoped to relocate the Northern Mockingbird I found yesterday along First Creek, just inside, downstream of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal eastern fence.  Highlight here was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak southwest of the Pena Blvd bridges.

The Green Valley Recreational Park where we found a Red-eyed Vireo and two Warbling Vireos is Idalia Park also called Parkfield Lake Park. 

There were few birds around Star K Ranch. A Great Horned Owl was at the southeast corner.

After dropping Terry and Dave off, I returned to inside the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.  Closing time is sunset, so unfortunately I could not stay until dark for some owling.  I did find/relocate a Barn Owl along the Legacy Trail.  The Eastern Phoebe(s) are still near the canal along 64th avenue.

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